- CNN on Thursday published new footage of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on January 6, 2021.
- The video showed Pelosi and others scrambling to request help to secure the Capitol.
- When Trump said he was going to march to the Capitol, Pelosi said if he did she’d punch him.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was furious with former President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021, over his plans to march to the Capitol, according to newly released footage of the day.
The footage, which aired on CNN Thursday evening, was taken by documentary filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi, the Speaker’s daughter. It showed Pelosi watching Trump’s speech at the “Save America” rally that preceded the riot, during which he said they were all going to march to the Capitol in protest of the election results.
A staffer informs Pelosi that the secret service told Trump not to join the march to the Capitol because it would not be safe, adding, “so at the moment he is not coming but that could change.”
“If he comes I’m going to punch him out,” Pelosi can be heard saying. “I’ve been waiting for this. For trespassing on the Capitol grounds. I’m going to punch him out and I’m going to go to jail and I’m going to be happy.”
Trump ultimately did not march to the Capitol with his supporters, but that march devolved into the mob that broke into the building, forcing lawmakers to flee.
The footage published by CNN followed Pelosi as she evacuated from the building, constantly making phone calls to request help to secure the Capitol and continue the election certification process.
Pelosi was moved to a secure location at Fort McNair, along with Sens. Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell and Reps. Steny Hoyer and Kevin McCarthy. The footage shows Pelosi and Schumer scrambling to request help from the Trump administration, including the activation of the National Guard.
Some of the footage was shown publicly for the first time earlier on Thursday, during the House select committee’s hearing. During the hearing, which may be the last, the committee voted to unanimously to subpoena Trump for documents and testimony.